Secondary study awards, sabbaticals and grants

 To learn more about each award, click on the title in the table.

Title of Award

Number of Awards available 

Application 
opening date*

Application 
closing date*

Outstanding document date

Notification date

Secondary Teachers' 
Study Awards (ST)

75 FTTE **

19/04/2022

03/06/2022

17/06/2022

15/08/2022

Secondary Teachers' Sabbaticals (STS)

50

19/04/2022

03/06/2022

17/06/2022

15/08/2022

Secondary Teachers' 
Study Support Grants (STG)

100

20/07/2022

14/09/2022

21/09/2022

15/11/2022

Secondary Senior Managers' Sabbaticals (SSMS)

10

19/04/2022

03/06/2022 17/06/2022 15/08/2022

Secondary Principals' 
Sabbaticals (SPS)

40 full-time equivalent sabbaticals*** 

19/04/2022

03/06/2022

17/06/2022

15/08/2022

Guidance Counsellor Training study award

FTTE **

20/05/2022

26/08/2022 9/09/2022 21/10/2022

 

 

       

* These dates are indicative and may change

** Full time teacher equivalent

*** This may result in sabbaticals being awarded to more than 10, or 40, secondary teachers and principals during one school year.

Overseas sabbaticals

Postponing sabbaticals for reasons relating to COVID-19 travel restrictions will not be accepted.

Please keep in mind that the Ministry advises all travelers to be aware and consider what could happen in the event travel restrictions are announced. As with most things, it is important that any plans are transparent and mutually agreed by you and your principal / Board.

TeachNZ are only able to cover relief costs for the approved sabbatical period.

We're committed to supporting the professional development of teachers and principals. So we’ve put together a package of study awards, grants and sabbaticals to help you complete a qualification, take time off each week to study while teaching, move to another curriculum or subject area, or take time off to research a topic of interest.

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